Some of the most hotly-anticipated and well-reviewed Edinburgh Festival acts are coming to Dunfermline for Outwith. Star of Two Doors Down Kieran Hodgson (above), brings his very funny, one-man comedy Big in Scotland to Outwith following rave reviews. Tickets here. After an Edinburgh run of her hit play What Girls Are Made Of, Fife’s ownCora Bissett delivers an acting masterclass and a short film Q&A. Tickets here. Fellow Fifer and director Andrew
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Ahead of his Outwith event on Saturday, we asked Connor Heaney of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation about the great animator and his ongoing influence: AS: Who was Ray Harryhausen and what are his most famous works? CH: Ray Harryhausen was a stop-motion animator and one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century. He created some of the most iconic special effects sequences in cinema history, bringing unique creatures
Eleanor Morton, owner of one of the top Twitter accounts in Scotland and hot off a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, will perform at Outwith Festival on Friday 9th September. Morton rose to social media fame with her brilliant self-taped sketches during lockdown which not only attracted millions of views but also the respect of some of the top names in comedy with Stewart Lee commenting that she had
Former nurse and now successful artist/writer Fi Bailey brings her uniquely engaging and therapeutic writing workshop to Outwith on 7th September. We asked her what people can expect from Cut Out: AS: What was the inspiration behind Cut Out? FB: I wanted to complement the festival’s musical offering with a technique often used when writing lyrics. Playing with words that already exist gets rid of an intimidating blank page for some.
An exhibition of work by one of Scotland’s most prominent artists, Adrian Wiszniewski, leads the art programme for Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival. Wiszniewski trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (1975-79) and at Glasgow School of Art (1979-1983), shooting to prominence in the mid 1980s as part of the New Glasgow Boys group of figurative artists. His public commissions include paintings for Liverpool Anglican cathedral and his work can be found
Outwith Festival exists to stimulate and celebrate creative talent and to give a platform to fresh, accomplished work. Outwith Contemporaries is a perfect example: a group exhibition showcasing some of Scotland’s brightest young visual artists. The exhibition opens with a preview party between 6pm and 9pm on 5 September where, as well as painting, photography and sculpture, you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and a DJ set in
One of the most exciting new pieces of work to come out of this year’s Outwith Festival is short film The Auld Grey Toun – A Soundtrack. Commissioned for the festival, the twenty minute film, made by the Liam Saunders, George Murray and Rory Buchanan of Loopmaniac Studios, focuses on the lost music venues of the Dunfermline such as famous folk club The Howf (pictured above), the place where Barbara
It’s not long now until we throw open the doors of The Dunfermline Filmhouse for the very first time! Between now and our opener The Red Shoes on 6 September, we will be sharing news of all the movies, documentaries and talks you can see at the Filmhouse. Because this is a brand new project we would really appreciate it if these stories could be liked and shared to spread
The inaugural Outwith Festival is now underway. Launched this morning at Fire Station Creative with a well attended event for Dunfermline BIDS members and other stakeholders, the festival is already attracting extensive media coverage and tickets for all festival events are selling fast. Here’s what is on today: Tickets and more information here.
Isla Dewar on ‘Wimmen’ at The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September The acclaimed fiction writer, Isla Dewar, author of: Women Talking Dirty, which was made into a feature film starring Helena Bonham Carter; Getting out of the House; and The Woman who painted her Dreams will be at The Canmore on Sunday 10 September at 1pm. “I’ll be chatting about the subject of impossible, bossy or just difficult but also